Clattery MacHinery on Poetry

September 27, 2006

Poetry Festivals Worldwide: This weekend, the Dodge

Filed under: 21 century poetry, 21st century poets, Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, Austin International Poetry Festival, Beall Poetry Festival, Belfast Poetry Festival, Berkeley Poetry Festival, Burning Word Festival, by Bud Bloom, Carrboro Poetry Festival, Cork International Poetry Festival, Dancing Poetry Festival, Denver Poetry Festival, Edmonton Poetry Festival, Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, Guardian Hay Festival, Hay Fringe Festival, International Poetry Festival of Medellín, Jerusalem Poetry Festival, John Milton Memorial Celebration of Poets and Poetry, Kwani? Lit Fest Blog, Ledbury Poetry Festival, Los Angeles Poetry Festival and Noir Corridor, Lowell Celebrates Kerouac!, Manchester Poetry Festival, Massachusetts Poetry Festival, MassPOP, Milton Poetry Fest, Newburyport Literary Festival, North Carolina Festival of the Book, Ojai Poetry Festival, One Square Meter, Overload Poetry Festival, Palm Beach Poetry Festival, poetry, Poetry Africa, Poetry Can, poetry festivals, Poetry Now Festival, poets, pop culture, Portland Library Poetry Festival, San Francisco Poetry Festival, Sarah Lawrence Festival, Saratoga Poetry Festival, Seacoast Poetry & Jazz Festival, Silverton Poetry Festival, Skagit River Poetry Project, Sparrows Poetry Festival, StAnza, Struga Poetry Evenings, Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, Terry Plunkett Maine Poetry Festival, The Chicago Poetry Fest, Trois-Rivières International Festival of Poetry, Tucson Poetry Festival, WA Spring Poetry Festival, Wisconsin Book Festival — Clattery MacHinery @ 2:11 am





This Thursday, September 28th, the bi-annual Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival begins, and will last through Sunday afternoon. The organizers have planned a star-studded line-up of poets for 20,000 poetry fans, music, educational programs, food, the works, all for a bargain price of about $1 Million (to the foundation–tickets are less). It will be held at Waterloo Village in Byram Township in New Jersey.

(Edited/Updated from here for the 2008 festival)

Here is the page of performing poets:

Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival: Poets

Here is the weekend weather in Stanhope NJ: Stanhope

And here is the web site of the foundation:

The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation




Poetry Festivals Worldwide


(The Hay)


Poetry festivals sponsored by good organizations take place around the world throughout the year, especially spring and fall. Below is a list of some of them. If you know any of them that are missing, please let me know.



                Aldeburgh Poetry Festival
                Austin International Poetry Festival
                Beall Poetry Festival
                Belfast Poetry Festival
                Berkeley Poetry Festival
                Burning Word Festival
                Carrboro Poetry Festival
                The Chicago Poetry Fest
                The Cork International Poetry Festival
                Dancing Poetry Festival
                Denver Poetry Festival
                Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival
                Edmonton Poetry Festival
                The Guardian Hay Festival
                Hay Fringe Festival
                The International Poetry Festival of Medellín
                Jerusalem Poetry Festival: One Square Meter
                Kwani? Lit Fest Blog
                Ledbury Poetry Festival
                Los Angeles Poetry Festival and Noir Corridor
                Lowell Celebrates Kerouac!
                Manchester Poetry Festival
                Massachusetts Poetry Festival
                John Milton Memorial Celebration of Poets and Poetry
                Newburyport Literary Festival
                North Carolina Festival of the Book
                Ojai Poetry Festival
                Overload Poetry Festival
                Palm Beach Poetry Festival
                Poetry Africa
                Poetry Can
                The Poetry Now Festival
                Portland Library Poetry Festival
                Rotterdam International Poetry Festival
                San Francisco Poetry Festival
                Sarah Lawrence Festival
                Saratoga Poetry Festival
                Seacoast Poetry & Jazz Festival
                Seattle Poetry Festival
                Silverton Poetry Festival
                Skagit River Poetry Project
                Sparrows Poetry Festival
                Struga Poetry Evenings
                Sunken Garden Poetry Festival
                Terry Plunkett Maine Poetry Festival
                Trois-Rivières International Festival of Poetry
                Tucson Poetry Festival
                WA Spring Poetry Festival
                Wisconsin Book Festival






  1. I will be at Dodge this year, as I have for the past 4 festivals.

    Great list of links. I look forward to exploring your blog.

    Comment by January — September 27, 2006 @ 3:26 am

  2. Me too! Leaving tomorrow morning.


    Comment by LJ — September 27, 2006 @ 1:34 pm

  3. Oops–wrong blogger login for that last post.

    I’ll be at dodge all 4 days. Hope to see you there!


    Comment by LJCohen — September 27, 2006 @ 1:40 pm

  4. Hi January,

    So, you’re headed for the Dodge tomorrow. I was there two years ago, on Sunday, and hope to make it this coming Sunday. Maybe I’ll recognize you.

    Thanks for stopping in. I’ll be exploring your blog too, and need to get a link up to it. Looks good.



    Hi Lisa,

    I see you’re probably on your way there as I write this. I hope to meet up with you Sunday–if I can get there before you head back here to New England.

    Great to see you here in blogsville, maybe in realsville too.


    Comment by Bud Bloom — September 28, 2006 @ 1:42 pm

  5. Hey Rus,

    Another one for your list: ( I’ve never been, but it’s about 90 minutes north-east down the St. Lawrence from Montreal.


    Comment by Peter — October 1, 2006 @ 9:35 pm

  6. Hi Peter,

    Thanks very much. I’ve just added it.


    Comment by Bud Bloom — October 2, 2006 @ 1:56 am

  7. Thanks, Bud, from me, too. I’m looking at the Palm Beach Festival.

    Comment by — October 3, 2006 @ 3:16 am

  8. Hi Carol,

    Let me know how it goes. By the way, my oldest son is living in West Palm Beach now. He’s teaching in Florida.


    Comment by Bud Bloom — October 3, 2006 @ 12:27 pm

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